National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Launches NOCC CancerConnect Community Social Media Network for Women with Ovarian Cancer

NOCC collaborates with OMNI Health Media on NOCC CancerConnect
Community designed to connect individuals battling cancer

DALLAS & SUN VALLEY, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CancerConnect–The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a
specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC
CancerConnect Community
provides these women a safe, secure and
private online resource, where they can find peer-to-peer support, share
their experience and build community. This new online platform is now
available at http://nocccommunity.ovarian.org/.


“We’ve listened to various women battling this devastating cancer asking
for a platform to share similar experiences and that’s why we’re so
excited to launch NOCC CancerConnect Community. We believe it will play
an emotional and supportive role in the treatment of ovarian cancer,”
says Debra Battista, Chapter Relations Manager for the NOCC. “The idea
is to provide a safe, anonymous social media community where survivors
can learn from other survivors.”

The NOCC CancerConnect Community will provide a secure
environment where these individuals can share information, provide
support, and validate their experience with others as they learn to
manage and cope with their situation.

“Women with ovarian cancer and their families need ongoing access to
information and support,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical
oncologist and CEO of OMNI Health Media. “We are pleased that leading
advocacy groups like the NOCC continue to select CancerConnect
as the preferred social media application.”

Increased awareness, improved genetic testing, and access to new
management strategies are all important for women at risk of developing
ovarian cancer as well as those battling the disease.

Registering with the NOCC CancerConnect Community is fast, free, and
confidential. Visit http://nocccommunity.ovarian.org/.

CancerConnect

CancerConnect.com is
the leading social network for cancer patients, their friends, and
family. This unique online application was developed by OMNI Health
Media and combines a robust information platform consisting of current
comprehensive information on cancer with a social network. It is
populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of
individuals battling cancer and is comprised of communities of
individuals with similar interests in the area of cancer.

OMNI Health Media

OMNI
Health Media
 (OMNI) is a leading specialty website and application
developer and publisher of consumer health information. OMNI has
developed and manages CancerConnect,
theGIConnection,
theRAConnection,
and theSpineCommunity.
These social communities can be accessed directly or used by
gastroenterologists, oncologists, and rheumatologists to provide support
and build community on their websites for their patients in a safe,
secure, moderated environment.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Since its inception, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has been
committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding
research in support of women, families, and communities touched by
ovarian cancer. NOCC is well established as an important national
advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer, and
remains steadfast in its mission to save lives by fighting tirelessly to
prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for
survivors. For more information, please visit http://www.ovarian.org.

Contacts

NOCC
Anitra Hunt, 214-273-4211
marcomm@ovarian.org